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Progressive Teachers Union Activists Take Control Of Anaheim Elementary School Board

Union-backed candidates allied with the local progressive leaders Jose F. Moreno and Michael Matsuda have taken complete control of the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in the wake of the November election.  Moreno represents District 3 on the Anaheim City Council. His long-time friend and fellow progressive political activist Matsuda is superintendent of the Anaheim Union High School ...

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Mark Lopez Running for Anaheim Elementary School Board As Ally of Pro-Union, Anti-Charter School Crowd

During the first few days of August, former city council candidate Mark Lopez – a staffer for Supervisor Shawn Nelson – snagged a job as a special education teacher at Magnolia High School, changed his party registration from Republican to No Party Preference, filed to run for the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in Trustee Area 4 with ...

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The Myth of the Anti-Disney, Anti-Resort Backlash

Media narratives can be powerful things, which is why politicians and interests seeking to influence public debate try to craft clever narratives.  It’s why the winners of elections always try to claim a “mandate,” whether they won by a landslide or squeaked out an electoral college win while losing the popular vote by millions. In Anaheim, it’s why the progressives ...

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District 5: Lopez Calls For Making Anaheim A Sanctuary City for Illegal Immigrants

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] At a candidate forum last night sponsored by a coalition of progressive political groups, Anaheim City Council candidate Mark Lopez gave his support to making Anaheim a “sanctuary city.” Lopez is running for city council from District 5. The forum was for all candidates running in the four council districts on the November ballot; eleven were there. ...

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District 5: Mark Lopez – AnaheimBROS

Mark Lopez moved into Anaheim’s District 5 in April of this year. A few months earlier, he changed his party registration from No Party Preference to Republican. However, a pattern has emerged in his choice of allies and supporters is making that switch seem puzzling. In May, he joined a who’s who of local progressive political activists at the kick-off ...

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Anaheim School Board Member Ryan Ruelas Wants Keep State Taxes High

Proposition 30 (passed in 2012) hiked the state sales tax by a quarter cent, and made the state income tax the highest, most progressive in the nation. Anaheim school board member and progressive teachers union activist Ryan Ruelas wants to keep it that way for at least another 12 years. The powerful California Teachers Association and other special interests are ...

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District 5 Candidate Forum Tonight, September 21, At The Jagerhaus Restaurant

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidate forum this evening at the Jagherhuas Restaurant. The public is invited to attend. Here is a map of District 5: There are four candidates running: Steve Faessel Sandra Angel Donna Acevedo-Nelson Mark Lopez The details: WHEN:     Wednesday, September 21 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. WHERE:  Jagerhaus Restaurant 2525 E. Ball ...

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District 4: OC GOP Endorses Lucille Kring for Re-Election

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Anaheim Council Districts 1, 4 and 5 were among the numerous races the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee took up during its marathon endorsements exercise on Wednesday. Central committee members got it right two out of three times. I mean “right” in the sense that the OC GOP should get out of the business ...

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District 5: New GOPer Mark Lopez Requested Democrat Ballot In 2008 and 2012 Presidential Primaries

[Cross-posted from OCDaily.net] Anaheim has elected its city council at-large — meaning all voters vote on all candidates — since its incorporation in 1857. This November will be Anaheim’s first experience with by-district elections, the result of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit brought by progressive Democrat and two-time council candidate Jose F. Moreno, buttressed by a well-funded, well-organized political ...

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